Friday, May 27, 2022

FULL reveal at 118 E. 1st St.

Last week, we reported that sales have commenced at 118 E. First St., the 9-story condoplex between Houston/Avenue A and First Avenue. 

Workers have now removed the scaffolding and construction netting from the building, offering a better look at the "collection of four townhouse-style duplexes with direct, keyed elevator access and private outdoor spaces."
Also yesterday, an EVG reader pointed out 118's pièce de résistance on the market ...
Tour de force of 118 E 1st, the penthouse triplex is a stunning space converging between a downtown industrial loft aesthetic that meets a modern architectural vision. Upon stepping off the elevator you are instantly awed by the 15’ ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows. The dining room is set back with a stunning south-facing terrace, perfect for enjoying an indoor/outdoor environment while overlooking clear downtown views. 
Asking price: $7.2 million. This includes Siberian Marble Herringbone heated flooring in the can bathroom.

Foundation work started on this building in 
the spring of 2018.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

It looks old and ugly.
The developers don't even try to make it work.

noble neolani said...

Anonymous' prediction was 100% correct.

"Anonymous said...
We are losing so much of these older 3-5 floors Federal-style buildings. And the buildings that are going up are hideous. Maybe now is the time for creating a larger historic district, though much has already been lost.
May 21, 2015 at 6:44 AM"

Anonymous said...

OK you can cover it back up again, thanks. Nothing to see here.

Anonymous said...

Agree with the first commenter. Just when I think a new building can't be any uglier, I am proven wrong. This looks like a 1970s government outpost with abandoned a/c supports. FUGLY.

Anonymous said...

Stunningly ugly

Anonymous said...

This building looks like something left over from some Soviet era. You couldn't pay me to live there, seriously.

And, at a time of climate change and rising energy costs, you'd have to be pretty clueless to buy an apartment with 15-foot high ceilings, b/c you'll never be at the right temperature down at human-being level in those rooms. I'd be "awed" by the fact that the developer had actually made a ceiling that ridiculously high.

PS: Siberian marble must be a joke, b/c how would you ever know where the effing marble came from? Maybe from a place *called* "Siberian marble and tile" for all I know.

XTC said...

This really is an abomination...........It's like luxury housing from East Europe circa 1970. Maybe worse.....

Anonymous said...

YUCK!

Annie said...

...in the can. Haha.

Anonymous said...

Fugley

Richard said...

7.2 million for a view of Houston street. Noise and dirty air free!!

Anonymous said...

the aesthetic is meh brutalist out of place etc.. more disturbing is the prices so many new ugly buildings could have been ugly affordable housing if the community board/city would ever listen to the community and not landlords we desperately need affordable housing build it ugly just frikkin' build it we have more than enough lux housing go up in the last decade

Anonymous said...

It’s all about the giant window but what gives with a Oompa Loompa balconies?

Anonymous said...

@May 27, 2022 at 10:29 AM "It's like luxury housing from East Europe circa 1970. Maybe worse....."

I think you totally nailed it with that description!

The building belongs somewhere else (anywhere else, really). But hey, let's see which fools decide this is a great place to spend many millions of dollars so they can view Houston St. from their "floor to ceiling windows" (UGH!).